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Whee Kim

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11 / 172

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Inclement weather has delayed the first round of the Valero Texas Open. UPDATE: The range has been opened to the golfers and play is set to resume at 12:00 p.m. CT.
Whee Kim was off and running with birdies in two of his first five holes prior to the horn sounding. He currently shares the lead at 2-under with Steve Flesch and Harold Varner III. The weather looked fine to open the round, but brisk winds and rain quickly popped up with lightning in the area causing a major concern. Play was suspended at 8:25 a.m. CT. With the play set to resume at 12:00 p.m. CT, the delay will have lasted three hours and thirty five minutes. Apr 21 - 9:35 AM

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Whee Kim concluded his RBC Heritage debut with a final-round 2-under-par 33-36=69 for a 72-hole total of 4-under 280, up six on the live leaderboard to T7.

The second-year man will not take top honors of 20 first-timers at Harbour Town, that will go to Bryson DeChambeau, but, he notches his first top 10 of the season in his 15th start. He was knocking on the door recently, sitting T10 thru 54 in his last event at the Houston Open, before an 80 and a T64. The 24-year-old striped 11 (of 14) fairways and mustered 10 greens in regulation, posting a pedestrian 0.509 in strokes gained: tee-to-green but 2.656 in strokes gained: putting. At last check, he's No. 2 in the field in SGP with a cumulative 8.483. Kim circled five against a bogey and double bogey-5, but circled two of his final three, including a chip-in from 27'5" at the last. His previous best this season was T53 at the Valspar Championship.
Apr 17 - 5:42 PM

Whee Kim takes his first crack at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort, site of this week's Valspar Championship.

At 122nd on the money list in 2014-15, Kim earned a second season on TOUR, barely. His second campaign is not off to a flying start, with seven missed cuts in 11 starts and a best of T56 at the WM Phoenix Open. The 24-year-old ranks 196th in the FedExCup standings and has missed 17 cuts in 34 career starts, including his last three, where he's a cumulative 17-over-par in those seven rounds.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 9 - 5:38 PM

Whee Kim readies for his course debut at this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.

The 23-year-old arrives with a PGA TOUR record of 15-for-27 after one year of play. More impressive is the five top 25s he bagged during his rookie season. He posted a similar top-25 ratio on the Web.com Tour (10-for-48). Gamers should continue to track Kim but he's yet to show his hand in terms of course preferences.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 12 - 9:16 PM

Whee Kim is slow out of the gates to kick off the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season.

It's not always about the money, and Kim found that out last year when he finished 122nd on the money list but 141st in the FedExCup standings. He missed out on the FEC Playoffs but his consolation prize was not losing his TOUR card for his sophomore campaign. Kim is young and just 27 starts into his career. Gamers should remain in the wait-and-see mentality until further notice.
Tue, Dec 15, 2015 05:47:00 PM

Whee Kim makes his way back to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, for another shot at this week's OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Kim finished at even-par last year in his debut. On the bright side, he was able to enjoy the vacation time after his weekend became available. Kim went on to finish inside the top 125 on the money list on the season and retain his card, thanks to a five-pack of top 25s. He is young and still in search of his first PGA TOUR victory. Keep him on your radar moving forward.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 06:33:00 PM

Whee Kim finds his way back to Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course this week for another shot at the Frys.com Open.

Kim opens his sophomore season on the heels of a 13-for-23 rookie campaign. He missed out on the Playoffs, finishing 141st in the FedExCup race. However, he didn't lose his TOUR card thanks to his final ranking of 121st on the money list. Kim missed the cut here last year in his debut and gamers should not be surprised if he repeats that performance in Napa this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 07:56:00 PM

Whee Kim battled to a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the third round of the Quicken Loans National for a 54-hole aggregate of 12-under 201, two strokes back of clubhouse leader Troy Merritt.

Kim began the day at 8-under (T5) and three strokes back. The Web.com Tour grad opened in bogey-free, 3-under on his outward half, circling birdies at Nos. 3, 5 and 9. After the break, he outpaced two bogeys with three birdies, including a 21-footer at the par-4 15th for his longest roll of the day. In total, he piped 10 (of 14) fairways and missed four greens in regulation, including at the last. On the par-4 finisher, he short-sided his approach (from the fairway) into a greenside bunker and it lead to a closing bogey. He also dropped a shot at the par-4 12th after failing to get up-and-down. The 23-year-old is making his QLN debut, and owns two top 10s on his rookie season of 20 starts, including a T3 at the Barbasol Championship where he co-lead after 54 holes.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 05:29:00 PM

Whee Kim is 8-under-par 68-66=134 at the break of the Quicken Loans National and sits just one stroke off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

Kim failed to find momentum in Canada after a T3 in Alabama, missing the cut at Glen Abbey, but here he is again in Virginia. He's totaled 30 greens in regulation at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville. Today's 16 GIR yielded six birdies, including walk-off 3s at Nos. 17 and 18. His longest measured just 13'4" at the par-5 14th hole, but Kim also saved par from 11'5" at the par-3 fourth. The rookie started the week slotted 144th in the FedExCup standings and 133rd on the money list.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 01:56:00 PM

Whee Kim bobbed and weaved to a 2-under-par 34-35=69 in the rain-delayed finale of the Barbasol Championship to post 14-under 270, good for a three-way tie for third, five shots back of champion Scott Piercy.

In the midst of the 19th start of his rookie season, Kim began his final round at 12-under (T3) and three back. He outpaced four bogeys with six birdies on the day to round off a season and career-best finish, supplanting his T8 at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans back in April. The Web.com Tour grad struggled today with his ball-striking, finding the short grass eight (of 14) times and missing seven greens, recording a -1.052 in strokes gained: tee-to-green. He salvaged the round with 1.577 strokes gained: putting for a cumulative 7.376, ranking the 23-year-old third in that category. His six birdies on Sunday gave him 24 on the week, T2 in that stat for the tournament. Kim is projected at 139th in the FedExCup standings, still outside of the playoff picture.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 11:00:00 PM

Overnight co-leader Whee Kim bobbed and weaved to a 3-under-par 31-37=68 in the third round of the Barbasol Championship to post 12-under 201, one shot back of 54-hole co-leaders Scott Piercy and Ricky Barnes.

Kim shared the 36-hole lead at 9-under with Mark Hensby, leading by one over Emiliano Grillo, Charlie Beljan and Sam Saunders. On his outward half, he was more than up to the task, penciling birdies at Nos. 1, 3, 5 and 7 to turn 4-under. After the break however, the 23-year-old began to leak oil, squaring bogeys at 11 and 12. He bounced back with circles on 13 and 14 to keep the pace, only to drop another shot at the 15th. Two of his three squares on his inward nine came the result of three-putts, including from 35'7" at the par-3 12th. In total, Kim striped 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 16 greens in regulation, registering 1.750 putts per GIR. The Web.com Tour grad has one top 10 (T8, Zurich Classic of New Orleans) on 18 starts in his rookie season.
Sat, Jul 18, 2015 07:49:00 PM

At 9-under-par 67-66=133, Whee Kim shares the lead at the halfway point of the Barbasol Championship with Mark Hensby.

The rookie did what he was supposed to do in piling onto Thursday's success. He hit 14 greens in regulation today and circled six birdies, including rolls from just outside 13 feet at Nos. 11 and 7. He squared only one bogey, that a 5 at the 14th hole. Now, Kim opened both of his previous two starts with red numbers and finished T67-MC, but he wasn't in this position on either occasion.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 07:53:00 PM

Whee Kim signed for a 4-under-par 34-33=67 following his opening round of the Barbasol Championship, finishing three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Kim has flirted with the bubble around the top 150 in the FedExCup standings for several months, but he descended in Opelika, Alabama, slotted 157th in points. It's always challenging for a rookie to retain status, but he's shown enough form to warrant some faith. At Grand National's Lake Course today, Kim manufactured 13 scoring opportunities and converted for birdie six times. The set included rolls of 20'5" and 13'2" at Nos. 10 and 11, respectively. He also salvaged bogey from 10'3" at the par-4 third where he had to take a penalty after a wayward approach.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 04:10:00 PM

Whee Kim comes face-to-face with TPC River Highlands at this week's Travelers Championship.

The PGA TOUR rookie continues to be hit or miss, as expected. Kim has three top 25s in 15 starts but he also sports eight finishes outside the top 50. Statistically, he is most impressive on his approach shots, ranking 73rd on TOUR in proximity to hole. Gamers can give Kim a look this week in deeper leagues, but his expectations should be kept at a reasonable level given this will be his first trot around TPC River Highlands.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mon, Jun 22, 2015 10:33:00 PM

Whee Kim has gained entry into this week's Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

The rookie was the first alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon, but he didn't garner a tee time until Scott Stallings withdrew this morning. Kim makes his debut in every tournament, so that he's 146th in the FedExCup standings is mildly impressive. And it was only four weeks ago that he recorded a career-best T8 in New Orleans. Alas, last week's missed cut in Charlotte ended his consecutive paydays streak at five.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, May 20, 2015 10:55:00 AM